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Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance

Barrow (C.): The Verge Pocket Watch Its History, Development and Maintenance
NEW. 171 pages, 99 illustrations, 2011. A concise guide for the enthusiastic amateur on the history of the verge watch and the cleaning and repair of a variety of English and Continental verge movements. With dust jacket. (Ref: N2543)
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Price: 17.99

Bartky (I.R.): Selling the True Time - Nineteenth-Century Timekeeping in America
O/P. 310 pages, figures, 2000. A comprehensive history of timekeeping in America including the impact of railway time from the 1830's onwards and the adoption of the 5 time zones we know today. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2924 - S1)

Price: 25.00

Basha (Z.): Jaeger-LeCoultre - a Guide for the Collector

Basha (Z.): Jaeger-LeCoultre - a Guide for the Collector
NEW. 204 pages, illustrated, revised first edition, signed by author, 2008. A brief history of Jaeger-LeCoultre and a comprehensive guide to the wristwatches produced. Over 140 vintage watches are described and illustrated in great detail including movement calibres, case references, production figures and repair notes. With dust jacket. Note: This is a new book but it is bruised to top of spine (transit damage) so price reduced. (Ref: N1936A)
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Price: 60.00

Bassermann-Jordan (B.): The Book of Old Clocks and Watches
O/P. 522 pages, over 400 illus., 1st English edition, 1964. A good book being a detailed survey, description and information about many different types of clock from around the world. This book is well worth reading. A good copy with good dust jacket. (Ref: K26 - R1)

Price: 30.00

Bassermann-Jordan (B.): Uhren
O/P. 174 pages, illus., 1920. This is one of the earliest German clock books for enthusiasts and collectors, and the origin of the later version eventually translated into English. A clean copy, re-backed using original boards, board corners very worn. [German language] (Ref: K3169 - J1)

Price: 18.00

Bateman (D.): Sundials in DERA
O/P. 22 pages, illustrated, 2000. A booklet about the sundials at the Defence Research and Evaluation Agency (now Qinetiq Ltd), Farnborough and especially the rare meridian or noon dial on the Cody building. Sold with 2 leaflets about the noon dial. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K4274 - BX12)

Price: 6.00

Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham

Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham
O/P. 303 pages, 126 plates, signed by author, an edition of 1000 numbered copies, 1980. A useful reference book on the clockmakers of these two English counties. New copies, but old stock, recently purchased direct from the publisher. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4472)
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Price: 45.00

Bates (K.): Clockmakers of Northumberland and Durham
O/P. 303 pages, 126 plates, signed by author, number 530 of 1000 copies, 1980. A useful reference book on the clockmakers of these two English counties. A good copy, the dust jacket complete but very faded to spine. (Ref: K1578 - G6)

Price: 35.00

Bates (K.): Early Clock and Watchmakers of the Blacksmiths' Company

Bates (K.): Early Clock and Watchmakers of the Blacksmiths' Company
NEW. 490 pages, 400 illustrations, 2018. Many early clockmakers were members of the Blacksmiths' Company before the Clockmakers Company was founded in 1631. This is a well researched account of the clock and watch making trades in the Blacksmiths' Company and the rivalry between the two companies in the late 17th and 18th century. The book includes a directory of more than 1500 clock and watchmakers trained in the Blacksmiths' Company. With dust jacket. (Ref: N4470)
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Price: 95.00

Battison (E.A.) & Kane (P.E.): The American Clock 1725 - 1865
O/P. 207 pages, illustrated, 1st edition, 1973. A well illustrated description of 48 American and two European clocks in the collections at Yale University. A good book which is now hard to find. A very good copy with good dust jacket (one small tear). (Ref: K1385 - S2)

Price: 30.00

Becker (K.-E.) & Kffner (H.): Uhren
O/P. 184 pages, illustrated, 1978. A German equivalent of the British 'Miller's Guide', this is a pictorial survey of a wide range of clocks with their approximate values. [German language] (Ref: K2736 - R2)

Price: 5.00

Beckett (Sir Edmund): A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells

Beckett (Sir Edmund): A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells
O/P. xiii, 400 pages, 81 figures, 1 folding plate, 7th edition, 1883. A well-known work with lots of information on the Westminster clock and turret clocks in general, as well as all aspects of escapements, pendulums, dials and chiming work. This edition has thin cloth covered boards. In good condition, original green cloth, paper label on spine very worn with some loss, binding tight. (Ref: K1089 - V1)
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Price: 75.00

Bedini (S.A.): On Making Telescope Tubes in the 17th Century
O/P. [8 pages], 3 figs., 1962. An offprint from an Italian journal, the paper is a translation and discussion of an anonymous Italian manuscript about the manufacture of octagonal telescope tubes. The manuscript is attributed to the Italian telescope maker Giuseppe Campani. A very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3894 - BX4)

Price: 15.00

Bedini (S.A.) & Maddison (F.R.): Mechanical Universe: The Astrarium of Giovanni De' Dondi
O/P. 69 pages, 53 illus., 1966. Published in the transactions of the American Philosophical Society, this is a well known study of this famous astronomical clock. A very good copy, thin card covers. (Ref: K670 - P3)

Price: 20.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850
O/P. 160 pages, 24 plates, folding map, 1st edition, 1962. Red card covers as issued. The first edition is now hard to find, this is a good copy. (Ref: K678 - D2)

Price: 48.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400-1850
O/P. 160 pages, 24 plates, folding map, 1st edition, 1962. A very good copy of the first edition now nicely bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. (Ref: K493 - CR10)

Price: 60.00

Beeson (C.F.C.):  Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850

Beeson (C.F.C.): Clockmaking in Oxfordshire 1400 - 1850
NEW. 212 pages, 34 plates, portrait, folding map, 3rd edition, 1989. This is a reprint of the second edition with a new introduction by A.V. Simcock and a new enlarged index which contains some additional information about the clockmakers. This book is essential reading if you are interested in the clocks and clockmakers of this county. Card covers. (Ref: N28)
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Price: 20.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): English Church Clocks 1280 - 1850
O/P. 132 pages, 86 figures, 1st edition, 1971. The standard reference book on English church clocks, also known as turret clocks by enthusiasts and collectors. A good copy of the Antiquarian Horological Society member's edition, card covers. (Ref: K708 - B3)

Price: 60.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): English Church Clocks 1280 - 1850
O/P. 132 pages, 86 figures, 1st edition, 1971. The standard reference book on English church clocks, also known as turret clocks by enthusiasts and collectors. A good copy Phillimore hardback edition, dust jacket worn. (Ref: K874 - Q1)

Price: 60.00

Beeson (C.F.C.): English Church Clocks 1280 - 1850 Their History and Classification
O/P. 172 pages, 100 figures, 2nd edition, 1977. This is a revised edition based on the AHS/Phillimore edition of 1971. An essential book for turret clock enthusiasts as this is the best work on the subject. A very good copy, hardback, no dust jacket as published. (Ref: K441 - F2)

Price: 95.00


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